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Complex V

Isabella Douzoglou

Complex V

2022

protein engulfed in a water solvent

1 x 1 x 1 cm

status:

Returned

The water molecule, a dipole in space where the others are suspended. The oracle of order and chaos. Unquantifiable. The molecule that represents all life. It is you.

Voyager Space
Nanoracks LLC
Moon Gallery Foundation

As a programmer in the field of bioinformatics, the topic of understanding molecules is the core within the dawn of such sciences. Bioinformatics and Systems Biology became upon the mechanical quantification of the molecules within living systems. Quantifying chemical structures, performing simulation, taking the parts of a system to understand the system; molecules are what make our system function.


A cell makes its energy with a protein complex called ATP synthase, otherwise known as Complex V. Our understanding of the dynamics solvents and motor like protein complexes as such is an arguable breakthrough in the fundamental understanding of the self.The submission contains a protein engulfed in a water solvent, not unlike molecular simulation, in crystal form, in 3D. This snapshot encapsulates one of the infinite numbers of conformations of each water molecule surrounding this complex system. The materials are 3 shards crystals for each water molecule and a handmade clay model of the complex’s quaternary structure.

Technical information

artist

Isabella Douzoglou

title

Complex V

date

2022

this work is part of the following collection

Moon Gallery

medium

protein engulfed in a water solvent

dimensions

1 x 1 x 1 cm

genre

Sculpture

IAAA art style

Launch

launch date

19 Feb 2022

launch  vehicle

Antares 230+ / NG-17 Cygnus resupply mission

Orbit

host 

International Space Station

location

LEO, International Space Station (ISS)

launch location

NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia

Return

return date

11 January 2023

return vehicle

SpaceX Dragon 2

status

Returned

launch vehicle COSPAR id

2022-015B

partners

Voyager Space
Nanoracks LLC
Moon Gallery Foundation

Artist

Isabella Douzoglou

Data scientist, musician, artist

Venezuela

Collection

Moon Gallery

2022

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